Recording Artist Advocate: The weak link

Every band has one.

Sorry, that’s just how it is. In any group there is someone who doesn’t work as hard, isn’t as talented, or worse, is a boat anchor the rest of the group has to drag along.

My advice is to never be that person.

This could be the most important thing you do to make your band successful. Ask yourself who is the weak link, and why.

Be brutally honest especially if it’s you.

Don’t waste time feeling sorry for yourself. Just quit doing whatever it is that makes you the weak link. It may be spending more time practicing, getting to shows on time, or not getting drunk at shows.  

I’m not saying to ditch the weak link though it may come to that. But you have to identify the things that are holding you back and change them.

If you are in a group of misfits it may be time to remove yourself and find a better band.

The main thing is to be realistic and honest about your band’s future and do what it takes to get more shows, attract more fans, and be a success in this business.